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The failure of counterinsurgency : why hearts and minds are seldom won

Author: Ivan Eland
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013]
Series: Praeger security international (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the implications of counterinsurgency warfare for U.S. defense policy and makes the compelling argument that the United States' default position on counterinsurgency wars should be  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Eland
ISBN: 9781440830099 1440830096
OCLC Number: 821025021
Description: viii, 188 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : quagmire --
When to battle insurgents --
Classic COIN strategy --
COIN and compromise --
The disadvantage of foreign occupiers --
The guerrilla advantage --
COIN forces' advantages : firepower, numbers, and technology --
Time favors the insurgents --
COIN wars : the political aspects --
The guerrilla win and external support --
The United States and politically dominated wars --
Prospects for pending COIN wars --
U.S. track record on COIN : implications for forces and weapons --
The domestic effects of overseas counterinsurgency wars.
Series Title: Praeger security international (Series)
Responsibility: Ivan Eland.

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